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There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said vaccine manufacturers should update their Covid-19 booster shots to target the most recent omicron subvariants that are gaining ground in the U.S. Dr. Peter
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Becerra said the department would work to increase access to medication abortion across the country, work with the department’s Office for Civil Rights to protect patient and provider privacy, examine the department’s authority in protecting the clinical judgment of health care providers in treating pregnant patients, work on training clinicians in family planning, and he
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Twenty-one voting members of the FDA’s independent committee voted on the question: “Does the committee recommend inclusion of a SARS-CoV-2 Omicron component for COVID-19 booster vaccines in the United States?” Nineteen of the members voted yes, two voted no. “I voted in favor of Omicron because I think it’s important to broaden immunity,” said Dr.
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Most nursing homes are limiting new patients because of staffing shortages, driving the average hospital stay up to be longer than it was pre-pandemic. In Washington, about 10% of patients currently in hospital beds no longer need hospital care, said Cassie Sauer, chief executive officer of the Washington State Hospital Association. Most are waiting for
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The companies tested a vaccine that targets Omicron BA.1 subvariant and bivalent booster — which targets two strains — that includes the current Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and a vaccine candidate that targets Omicron. The study looked at two different dose levels — 30 micrograms and 60 micrograms — in more than 1,200 adults age 56
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The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that they need to get a vaccine that can prevent them from getting meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease, including meningitis, is a bacterial infection in the lining of the brain and spinal cord.
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The WHO convened an emergency committee meeting Thursday to discuss the severity of the monkeypox outbreak. The result of the meeting was announced Saturday. “Overall, in the report, they (the emergency committee) advised me that at this moment the event does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which is the highest level
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Pavlo Gonchar | Lightrocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step
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Immune aging can lead to cancer, heart disease and other age-related health conditions and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, such as Covid-19, said lead author Eric Klopack, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. “People with higher stress scores had older-seeming immune profiles, with lower percentages of fresh
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